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Former Eredivisie-players in Tadic and Kostic in world cup selection, Serbia

Dusan Tadic and Filip Kostic are part of the final selection of Serbia for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS next month in Russia, so made coach Mladen Krstajic Friday known.

Both Tadic as Kostic for the first time at a world cup. Serbia did four years ago not to qualify for the global final tournament in Brazil and eight years ago were the old players of FC Groningen.

The most important name in the 23-man selection is Nemanja Matic, who, just like Tadic and Kostic a history in the Eredivisie. The midfielder of Manchester United played the 2010/2011 season rental for Vitesse.

Nemanja Maksimovic, Mijat Gacinovic, Aleksandar Jovanovic and Matija Nastasic were included in the provisional elite, but at the last moment, fallen off.

Serbia on the world CHAMPIONSHIP classified in group E with Brazil, Switzerland and Costa Rica. The team of Krstajic plays on June 17, his first team contest against Costa Rica.

The 23-strong selection of Serbia

Goalkeepers: Vladimir Stojkovic (Partizan Belgrade), Predrag Rajkovic (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Marko Dmitrovic (Eibar).

Defenders: Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit), Aleksandar Kolarov (AS Roma), Antonio Rukavina (Villarreal), Dusko Tosic (Guangzhou R&F), Milos Veljkovic (Werder Bremen), Uros Spajic (Krasnodar), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina), Milan Rodić (Red Star Belgrade).

Midfielders: Dusan Tadic (Southampton), Filip Kostic (Hamburger SV), Andrija Zivkovic (Benfica), Nemanja Radonjic (Red Star Belgrade), Nemanja Matic (Manchester United), Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace), Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio), Adem Ljajic (Torino), Marko Grujic (Cardiff City)

Attackers: Aleksandar Prijovic (PAOK Saloniki), Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham)

See also:
Check out the (pre)selections for the world cup 2018


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